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Daily Archives: July 25th, 2012

Days before its first Olympic event, USA Swimming has requested an emergency disciplinary hearing after learning a well-known youth swim coach and current USA Swimming member, Rick Curl, had been accused of repeatedly sexually molesting a teenage swimmer and paying off her family for their silence more than 20 years ago, a USA Swimming spokesperson told ABC News.

As The Washington Post first reported, the call for the hearing came after former swimmer Kelly Currin told the newspaper that Curl had molested her on several occasions from 1983 to 1986 — beginning when the girl was 13 years old and Curl was 33 — and then agreed to pay her family $150,000 for emotional damages in a settlement that would also keep them from speaking publicly about the alleged rest   ABC news